Mutual legal assistance request leading to judicial review of the Secretary of State
The firm represented a number of individuals whose names appeared in documents that had been provided to the SFO in response to a Latvian mutual legal assistance request relating to a complex corruption investigation in Latvia, which the clients contended was politically motivated. Peters & Peters instigated a judicial review of the Secretary of State’s decision to allow the request on the basis that there were no reasonable grounds for believing that an offence had been committed, and that the Latvian investigation was politically motivated. As one of the clients had been subject to threats by Latvian agents, the firm took the unusual step of pursuing the claim without disclosing the names of the clients.
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Helen has extensive experience in business crime and regulatory matters and is ranked as leading lawyer by Legal 500, she represents clients prosecuted by a range of financial authorities.
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Jasvinder has over 20 years’ experience acting for high profile individuals and companies facing complex cross-border criminal and regulatory investigations. She is particularly skilled in dealing with cases involving individual/corporate rights and has a long track record of defending successfully in extradition, INTERPOL and asset seizure matters. Described as “A superb lawyer and meticulous in her preparation…an understated star” (Legal 500 2021), she is the 2020 winner of Legal 500’s Individual of the Year for Crime, Fraud and Licensing.